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China Mutan White Tea from Mark T. Wendell


china-mutan-white-teaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Mark T. Wendell

Tea Description:

Our Mutan white tea is an unusual tea, comprised of silvery, downy buds and green leaves. The buds are hand picked before the leaf opens, then gently steamed. The brew is delicate and mellow, with a light pale color.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This China Mutan White Tea from Mark T. Wendell is excellent!  The leaves are soft, covered with lots of silvery fuzz and they aren’t crumbly or brown.  They are pale green and silver, the way a high quality white tea should be.

The flavor is delicate, as is to be expected from a white tea, but, don’t mistake that for “lack of flavor” because this tea certainly doesn’t lack anything.  It’s pleasantly sweet, with a mild, hay-like quality that is slightly vegetative.  It has a gentle earthiness to it.

And one of the things that keep me going back to white teas like this one is that they continue to produce flavor beyond that first pot of tea.  Keep steeping those leaves!  I found that the second and third pots of tea were even more flavorful than the first.

It’s a nice cup of tea to enjoy after a meal, because I find white tea to be not only soothing and calming, but also it cools down the palate a little bit which is nice after something on the spicy side.

Mark T. Wendell is one of those companies that simply DELIVERS when it comes to high quality product!

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